About this project
Sliced Quarterly Vol. #1 will collect issues #1-4 of the experimental comic anthology that has been published for the last year digitally. The book will include over 120 full colour pages perfect bound into a trade paperback format.
Sliced Quarterly is a playground for creators to experiment with the comic book narrative. We aim to showcase simple, authentic, literary stories told in extraordinary ways. Creators are invited to test the traditional norms of the medium, and in so doing, elevate how they connect and communicate with the reader. Each issue displays the value of sequential narrative art in it’s ability to be insightful, emotive and provocative.
HOW the story is told is as important as WHAT it’s about.
After an unsuccessful campaign at the end of 2016, we are re-launching with a streamlined campaign with the simple aim of creating only enough product for those that want it through Kickstarter.
All four issues can be read and downloaded for free on our website, so you really can try before you buy, however the book will also include bonus material not available in the website editions. Previews of the bonus comics will be released during the campaign - www.slicedquarterly.co.uk
You can see all of our Press coverage links (reviews & interviews) HERE.
Volume #1 Cover image by SJ McCune.
Covers By: Top Left: Freja Steele - Top Right: Łukasz Kowalczuk - Bottom Left: Saffron Knight - Bottom Right: Andrew Pawley
Meta Affliction by Ken Reynolds
Limits by SJ McCune
My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion by Andrew Pawley
I’ve given careful thought to producing rewards that will give added value to buyers, without the cost of those rewards inflating the target to an extent that the main point of the campaign is lost. In short, the print run is the big deal, these extra rewards are a bonus.
Digital Copy for £1
120+ pages of experimental comics for 100 pence. This is the easiest way to show your support for this book and get all of the content onto your devices in the form of a pdf.
Sliced is a community project and this is one way to try and spread it around and get as many eyes on the great work of our contributors as possible.
Get a peek behind the curtain of how Sliced, and comics in general, are made with 2 pdf books:
'Sliced Script Book' - Featuring the full scripts of comics that feature in Vol 1. You'll be able to compare and contrast the writers intentions to the final comic pages.
'Making a Slice of Comics' - A step by step documentation of the collaborative process from pitching a script, editorial, artwork, design & lettering all the way through to publication via email and messaging correspondence between the art team involved with the comic 'The Body Bag'.
Digital 'Indie Bundle 1’
I’m very mindful that postage costs for a large book (compared to a single issue comic) will inflate to nearly the cost of the book itself. So I wanted to be sure to offer some robust digital reward packages.
This bundle comprises: Sliced Quarterly Vol 1, Cognition #0 (Ken Reynolds), Sh*t Flingers Vol #1 (Jimmy Furlong), Magpie (Kathryn Briggs), 100% Biodegradable #1-5 (David Hailwood), Wart #1(Chris Welsh), Dark Matter (Chris Sides), Mizzle #1 (Cat Byrne), Seven Stones (Jenny Mure), Transfer #1 (Matt Garvey), The Pull List #1 (Alex Thomas), Monologue #1 (SJ McCune, Galaxafreaks #1 (Andrew Pawley), Red & Yellow Car Zine (Tom Mortimer), Stencroad #1 (Paul Andrew Kemble), Zing (Tara Lucy), Sugar Forest Fire (Gareth A. Hopkins).
Digital 'Indie Bundle 2’
This bundle comprises EVERYTHING in 'Bundle 1' Plus:Cognition #1 (Ken Reynolds, 100% Biodegradable #6-10 (David Hailwood), Ness #1 (Chris Welsh), Brethren Born #1 (Jon Laight), Dark Matter 2 & Whispering Sands (Chris Sides), The Pull List #2 (Alex Thomas), Cold Colony & Delta #1 (SJ McCune), Gods of Men (Michael Phoenix), Rabbit on the Stairs (Gareth A. Hopkins).
A numbered run of 75 bookplates, specific to this Kickstarter Campaign. Each one will be signed by Ken Reynolds (Editor), and feature a sketch from one of the following contributing artists: Kathryn Briggs, B.P. Johnson, Andrew Pawley & Tara Lucy.
The card will be randomly distributed.
You can pledge to have a handwritten 'Tanka' (a form of classical Japanese poetry) by Sliced Contributor David Thomas included in your rewards package.It will be an original composition, produced especially for this campaign. Only 5 available.
Gareth A. Hopkins is also offering A4 ink sketch commissions. An original piece of art made at the backers request in conjunction with the artist. Only 5 available.
Lettering Services by Ken Reynolds
Ken will letter your comic short story or a full issue in a deal that works out to a reduction on his usual page rate. You can see samples of his previous work HERE - Or just give the 4 issues of Sliced a read, most of the lettering was completed by him.
Here's a nice info-graphic that lays out the reward tiers...
You can add additional rewards to your pledge. *APPLIES TO PHYSICAL REWARD TIERS ONLY*
Extra Postcard sets - £3
Extra Digital ‘Indie Bundle' 1 - £4
Extra Digital ‘Indie Bundle' 2 - £8
To add an add-on to your pledge, follow these instructions:
1. Press the ‘Manage Your Pledge’ Button. If you have not pledged yet, it will say ‘Back this Project’.
2. Increase your pledge in the ‘Pledge Amount’ box by the total amount of the items you want to add.
3. Once the Kickstarter campaign ends you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so that you can clarify your choices.
Risks and challenges
The risks are minimal on this project. The content of the book is ready to go to print. All rewards and Kickstarter exclusives will go into production as soon as the campaign ends.
I hope to be able to fulfill all rewards within 8 weeks after a successful campaign ends. I have geared all the work involved in creating and delivering the rewards towards the skill-set, experience and contacts I have gained through working in the design industry for over 10 years.
If there are any unforeseen problems, I will be transparent and upfront about it, while keeping all backers updated as I solve them.
I have 2 successful campaigns behind me last year and I feel totally confident that I’ll be able to deliver on all of the promises set out above.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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